A Guest Post by Kelli McDonald
Sometimes when starting to tackle a do-it-yourself, or DIY, project, it is easier to actually see a demonstration of how it should be done. While step-by-step written instructions may provide you with a blueprint of sorts, these can oftentimes prove to be even more confusing – especially with more involved or complicated steps.
For those who are not familiar with the popular website YouTube, it can offer visitors the chance to view just about any video they can imagine – from music to movie clips, speeches to pet training, and easy-to-follow examples of how to successfully complete various projects. Because YouTube contains millions upon millions of videos that are uploaded from individuals, it is easy to locate the good, the bad, and the just plain amazing clips that are related to many different topics and subjects.
In the world of do-it-yourselfers, YouTube has offered some great videos. Some of the ones that you won’t want to miss include:
Schemer – The Beginning of Everything Worth Doing
To kick things off, those who have great do-it-yourself ideas but don’t know where to begin, Schemer can provide you with a way to get started. In this satirical cartoon, the viewer is given instruction on how to get started with just about any project that they hope to move forward with.
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Lowes & Home Depot
For those who are into home improvement projects, two of the big box retailers have added a variety of different videos that will show viewers how to do anything from painting their home to installing major technical systems. The nice thing about these videos is that they are categorized by topic such as outdoor projects, indoor projects, and even preparing your home for the holidays – easy to locate depending on what it is that you are looking for.
To view DIY videos from Home Depot, click here.
To view DIY videos from Lowes Home Improvement Store, click here.
In addition to some of the more common do-it-yourself projects like gardening and home improvement, there are also some videos that feature the unique and even the outrageous. Some of these include:
How to Install a Cinema in Your Home
For those who prefer to stay home and watch movies – but renting from Red Box just doesn’t quite do the trick – there is always an option of turning your home into a cinema! Why wait in long movie lines and pay extra for popcorn when you can simply stay home and get the same effect.
To obtain the finer points of installing a theater quality projector in the comfort of your own home, click here.
How to Make Homemade Natural Hair Gel
If you need a little extra help with the occasional “bad hair day,” then you surely don’t want to miss this video on how to make your own natural hair gel using flaxseeds. The narrator in this clip shows viewers an amazing step-by-step way to mix up ingredients for producing gel consisting of essential nutrients and oils. This gel promises to work with your hair rather than against it as other types of store-bought products tend to do. Here, in just five minutes, you could end up saving yourself endless amounts of time, money, and frustration – and have great hair too!
For more details, visit here.
How to Build a Great Cosmetic Wall Rack
Once you have great looking hair, you can’t be without perfectly colored nails, right ladies? What better way to accomplish this than by putting a variety of nail polishes and other products on a homemade wall rack. This clip will take you from square one, starting with getting the perfect measurements.
To view this video, go here.
Do-It-Yourself Skate Spot
For those daredevils in the group, if you’re having a hard time finding a good place to use your skateboard, then why not build your own? This video starts out by stating the problem of having no good places to skate. It then moves you through a number of scenes that demonstrate what needs to be done in order to build the perfect skate spot. Warning – once you have completed this video, be sure that you have proper padding and a helmet before hopping on your wheels!
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If you still haven’t found the exact DIY information that you’re looking for, don’t fret. In order to locate the precise step-by-step guide to doing just about anything, simply visit YouTube and type in the topic of your choice. You will be amazed at what you can find!
Kelli McDonald is a writer and marketer for LuxeYard. She is also very passionate about the interior design industry.